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Crime rate in Oak Island, North Carolina (NC): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Oak Island, NC compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Oak Island, NC

The 2017 crime rate in Oak Island, NC is 229 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 73.3% U.S. cities. The 2017 Oak Island crime rate fell by 16% compared to 2014. In the last 5 years Oak Island has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Oak Island, NC is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Oak Island:

229.1
Caswell Beach:

105.3
Southport:

119.8
Bald Head Island:

923.1
Holden Beach:

812.9
Boiling Spring Lakes:

198.0
Shallotte:

272.8
Carolina Beach:

168.6
Ocean Isle Beach:

535.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Oak Island by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.5)
2
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(51.1)
3
(35.9)
2
(23.8)
3
(35.8)
2
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(42.5)
0
(0.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.5)
4
(51.1)
9
(107.7)
7
(83.4)
4
(47.8)
3
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(364.8)
20
(255.4)
22
(263.3)
14
(166.7)
24
(286.6)
22
(259.2)
16
(227.6)
23
(325.6)
20
(273.3)
20
(253.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
151
(2,040)
138
(1,762)
182
(2,178)
161
(1,917)
80
(955.2)
120
(1,414)
152
(2,162)
73
(1,033)
113
(1,544)
82
(1,040)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
201
(2,715)
154
(1,966)
208
(2,490)
245
(2,918)
196
(2,340)
150
(1,767)
164
(2,333)
177
(2,506)
193
(2,638)
144
(1,827)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(121.6)
14
(178.8)
13
(155.6)
3
(35.7)
8
(95.5)
8
(94.3)
5
(71.1)
3
(42.5)
5
(68.3)
7
(88.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.9)
1
(11.9)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
1
(14.2)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index338.2374.6426.1331.2268.4258.5295.9279.3273.7229.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Oak Island, North Carolina as of December 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oak Island is 835 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2014
Oak Island:

136.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Oak Island:

212.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Oak Island:

113.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2010
Oak Island:

170.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Oak Island:

203.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Oak Island:

148.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Oak Island:

269.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Oak Island:

255.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Oak Island:

189.1
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Oak Island:

156.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Oak Island:

134.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Oak Island:

189.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Oak Island:

312.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2014
Oak Island:

451.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Oak Island:

338.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Oak Island:

559.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2010
Oak Island:

385.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Oak Island:

322.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Oak Island:

534.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Oak Island:

583.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Oak Island:

477.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Oak Island:

562.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Oak Island:

384.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Oak Island:

701.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Oak Island:

514.9
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
North Carolina average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
North Carolina average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
North Carolina average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 23 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 22 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
North Carolina average:

2.51

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
North Carolina average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 31 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
North Carolina average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 31 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.83
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 32 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
North Carolina average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 28 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
North Carolina average:

2.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 30 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
North Carolina average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 29 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
North Carolina average:

2.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 28 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
North Carolina average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 26 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.35
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 28 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.65
North Carolina average:

2.43

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Oak Island, NC
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 28465.